“He was so great, I let him go.”

Rush Propst is asked about the Scott Cochran move and, in the end, it comes out about like you’d expect.

Propst: Does it hurt Alabama? I don’t know yet. I’m torn on that and I’m going to tell you why. As good as Scott is and as good as what he has done for 13 seasons sometimes strength coaches play out. It is the same old message. The same song and dance. Sometimes it gets stale and old. Stale and old. Even in my program. It seems like I changed up my strength coach at my program and it paid off.  He was the best I’ve ever been around. I think the best I’ve ever seen, including Scott Cochran. This guy is really good. He was with me at Hoover and came with me to Georgia. But he left after the 13th season and I changed it up and gave it then to another guy that had trained under him. He did change it up some and we won our first state championship in Georgia.”

I think the best I’ve ever seen, including Scott Cochran.”  LOL.  Makes you wonder why Saban’s settling for the pair from Indiana.

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25 responses to ““He was so great, I let him go.”

  1. Bright Idea

    Jeremy Pruitt’s biggest fan…Rush Propst.

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  2. BigD

    Rush has got too much time on his hands. Maybe he should start another family.

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  3. Go Dawgs!

    … why in the world does anyone care about what Rush Propst thinks about college football?

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  4. Granthams replacement

    Why is his opinion relevant other than clickbait for the finebaum bammers?

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  5. Bigshot

    This is from a man who had 2 wives. Think about that.

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    • Dawg1

      I do think about it and am am impressed that he kept TWO women happy at once. (Two that didn’t even know about the other one.) Try that with even ONE wife!

      He should write relationship books!

      Please note: The preceding message was written in sarcasm font.

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      • Gene Simmons

        Reminds me of a Ron White Bin Laden joke,
        “He was in that house for 6 years with five wives!
        I would have been hanging out the window waving at the drones!”

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    • BMan

      “This is from a man who had 2 wives. Think about that.”

      Sometimes the message gets stale, and you’ve got to change it up.

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  6. DawginForsyth

    Russ was just changing it up after it got stale and old Bigshot.

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  7. Mick Jagger

    Was he talking about changing coaches or wives?

    A+ football coach
    F- person

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    • Dawg1

      You know, that would be a fascinating discussion. Of those 2 choices, especially for a HS position, which would you choose for your kid’s coach?

      A+ football coach
      F- person

      or

      F- football coach
      A+ person

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  8. I had to WIKI search ol’ Rush to jog my memory. It was certainly worth the effort. Dude got around.

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  9. 69Dawg

    Rush is so full of Sh*t if you gave him an enema you could bury him in a match box.

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  10. Is calling Rush Propst a douche bag an insult to feminine care products?

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  11. Rocketdawg

    Can his first name be legally changed to Douche without his consent? I’d chip in on the legal fees.

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  12. I believe there is some truth to what he’s saying. Sometimes a routine can just become tired. Diet, strength training and conditioning have changed sports so much in just a couple decades. It’s a science now and one that is always changing.

    I’m not saying Cochran is outdated but I do believe this is one area where you can’t just stick with “how we’ve always done it”. This is the only way I could agree with the speculation that Saban was looking to usher him out. He’s not bad but you feel like you’re slipping and need some change.

    I’m not siding with Propst or Bammers but sometimes change is needed.

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    • truckin

      Good strength and conditioning guys stay up with new training and results. BS on Sabin wanted new blood. Cochran probably got tired of the boss and Probst is not a good character witness.

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    • Go Dawgs!

      I get that there’s a school of thought saying that the same old message can become stale, but there’s certainly no indication that happened at Alabama. The Crimson Tide’s players were big and strong and well conditioned as ever the last few years. There have been some questions about injuries sustained by Tua and others, but they weren’t exactly the types of injuries that can be prevented by conditioning drills.

      Also, I’ve always found the idea that messages can become stale and ignored to be a little bit strange at the college level where top performers are only hearing that message for three years and the rest four to five at the most. Perhaps leadership becomes stale for the coaching and professional staff who remain, perhaps routines become ruts for head coaches and the hunger wanes, but players? It’s not like they’re around for that long.

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      • Tua’s injury had zero to do with S&C and everything to do with trying to push his Heisman candidacy. There was no reason for him to be in the game at that point beyond stat padding. I’m no athletic trainer, but ACL injuries have happened on TD celebrations (just ask Malcolm Mitchell).

        Nick Saban didn’t want Scott Cochran to leave T-town. For goodness sakes, Saban allowed him to appear in the Regions Bank commercial with him.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      As good as Saban is, not even he is in full control of everything that happens in Tuscaloosa. He’s on record complaining about his assistant coaches leaving for other opportunities. Cochran wanted to be on the field. It’s low risk for him. If he fails, he can still go back and be one of the premier S&C guys in the game.

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